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    1. Could a Cellular Tweak 'Switch Off' Gray Hair?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed two cellular signals that control skin and hair color say their findings might lead to new drugs to treat skin and hair conditions, possibly even gray hair. One skin condition where the findin

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    2. Hearing Aids May Help Keep Seniors' Minds Sharp

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A hearing aid may do more than help you hear better: New research suggests that the devices might also help prevent mental decline in elderly people with hearing loss. "We know that hearing aids can keep older adults w

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    3. Sense of Direction Trouble and Early Alzheimer's

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Difficulty remembering how to get around in new surroundings may be an extremely early sign of Alzheimer's, a small study suggests. The findings, if borne out in future research, might help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's l

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    4. Retirement Can Be Golden for Your Health

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although aging may mean more physical problems, retirement can help people lead healthier lives, a new study from Australia suggests. Researchers found that when folks retire they tend to increase their physical activity, si

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    5. Americans' Longer Life Equals Poorer Health

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are living longer, but those extra years may include poor health or a disability, a new study finds. Between 1970 and 2010, the average life span for men increased 9.2 years to 76.2 years of age, and for women

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    6. Many of Oldest Old Say They're at Peace With Dying

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People well into their 90s are often willing to talk about death, but they're rarely asked about it, a new British study finds. "Despite the dramatic rise in the number of people living into very old age, there is

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    7. Study Asks, What Is a 'Good Death'?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- At the end of their lives, most people want peace, as little pain as possible, and some control over how they die, a new research review finds. Researchers said the study gives some sense of how people typically define a

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    8. This Diet May Lower Women's Hip Fracture Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a Mediterranean diet may at least slightly lower an older woman's risk for hip fracture, a new study suggests. Women who most closely followed a Mediterranean diet -- one high in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes a

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    9. 1 in 6 Seniors Combines Meds, Supplements

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More seniors than ever are taking supplements alongside their medications, a practice that puts them at risk for dangerous drug interactions, researchers report. More than 15 percent of older Americans took potentially

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    10. More Older Women Living With 'Moderate' Disability

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Back in the 1980s, older U.S. women typically lived more years free of disabilities than their male peers did, but a new study shows that pattern appears to be changing. For older men, the news is largely positive, researc

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